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For thousands of Texas professors seeking tenure, a bill banning the benefit could be a turning point in their careers

While the proposed tenure ban will likely face steep opposition in the Texas House, faculty say lawmakers’ recent attacks on higher education have raised concerns about whether Texas is the best state to build their career.

Tara Goddard, assistant professor within the Texas A&M School of Architecture's Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, is pictured at her home office in College Station.

“A seven-year-long job interview”

The long road to tenure

Reading the writing on the wall


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Higher education Politics State government Brandon Creighton Dan Patrick Texas A&M University-College Station